The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) in Maharashtra has received approval for implementing a water distribution improvement project. The Rs 2.48 billion project involves the construction of 82 water tanks, the laying of 1,600 km of water pipelines and installation of water meters. Tenders for laying pipelines are likely to be issued soon. Meanwhile, the PMC is also planning to remove a 700 km obsolete pipeline network in the next two years. The network is at least 20-25 years old and accounts for about 7 per cent of the city’s water leakages. Most of these pipelines are located in key areas such as Mandai, Shivaji Nagar, Kothrud and Senapati Bapat Road.